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Giantkiller
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
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Me and my Boyz ran a train on your mom last night in Hammond


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Uptowner
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
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offer a recommendation?


I recommend you get the hell out of Hammond, whether by train or plane, car or bike, skateboard or roller skates.


cypresstiger
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FLObserver
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Road the amtrak train from missoula Mt to hammond about 25 years ago. i was in my early 20's Met a 30 year old lady from NY and lets just say from Missoula to Chicago was quite the trip.
That was my one time on an Amtrak. So i highly recommend
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Tigeralum2008
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Rode from hammy to Memphis a bunch of times.

Takes about 2hrs longer than driving directly.

Food is comparable to airplane food

I got sleeper rooms and drank at the bar car most times.

It is not like a euro rail you see in the movies. The ride is a bit shaky

Overall it’s a cool experience but does suck when you’re stopped for freight traffic (they have right of way)
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Zarkinletch416
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
....I did the City of New Orleans to Chicago once. I enjoyed the heck out of that. Even slept in the thing. Food was great. I recall we had to stop once early in the morning to let another train pass. Not the smoothest ride for sure (especially in a sleeper car), but hey I can sleep on a rock if necessary. Everyone should try an Amtrak trip at least once in their life. Slow and easy. Unfortunately people don't want slow and easy anymore.........they want fast and loud.
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crawlin king snake
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
I haven't been on one in a couple of years. I've taken them from DC to Austin, Portland to Seattle and back frequently for work, Emeryville, CA to Denver a couple of times and New Orleans to Lake Charles and Lafayette and back frequently. If you get a sleeper that includes 3 meals a day. You can also bring any food onboard. You should do it. I've met some really nice folks riding the rails.


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dgnx6
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
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I’ve done one from Nola to Memphis. It’s slow. Frequent stops. Smooth ride. Pretty spacious. Kind of a wash overall.




Can you just get drunk and chill? Never been on one and always heard it sucked. But I'd like to take one instead of driving.


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The Boat
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Good morning America how are you

Don’t you know me I’m your native son

I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans

I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done


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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
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to Memphis
prayers sent


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Delacroix22
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Took the Amtrak from NOLA to Birmingham several years ago

Like one poster said there are some characters you would never know existed

One guy on my train was a literal self appointed tour guide. Everything you passed he gave a summation of, the history of, and a joke about it.

We passed the Metairie cemetery and he made some joke about “Yeah it’s pretty exclusive... people are just DYING to get in.”

This was all done with him standing in his seat and looking around speaking loudly as if this was his literal job

Definite Aspergers

Honestly maybe I shared an Amtrak with TulaneLSU... who knows


RedPop4
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Were Mother and Uncle near by?


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BorrisMart
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
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TulaneLSU


Mother shuns trains unfortunately.


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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Amtrak’s stop in every mid sized city. PITA.


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Bayouboogaloocrew
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Says a dumbass from New Orleans


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gizmothepug
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
The only time I’ve been on a train was on the Amtrak out of Hammond on a field trip in elementary school 30+ years ago.


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Jake88
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
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. I am actually on a train down to Florida now as I type
A boxcar with a little fire going?


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dewster
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
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While I have no legitimate interest to ever visit Chicago besides deep dish


Chicago is awesome. More south Louisiana folks would appreciate it if they gave it a chance. It's their kind of city. Very good food, reasonably nice people, and a clean downtown area.

Try the Art Institute and take a river cruise (wait until May or so for better weather). Definitely head over to the west loop and try the awesome restaurants out there.


beerJeep
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Chicago is awesome.


Not even December yet? No thanks



dewster
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re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
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I quite enjoyed going over the Huey on a train.



I thought it was weird crossing the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg and not seeing anything beneath the train but water.

Not sure I'd like the Huey Long or one of the taller bridges like that.


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